the howard deans and russ feingolds, the far left of the democratic party, saying, get out, get out, get out and you are going to have general petraeus and the brass saying, we need to leave the troops in a little bit longer. the president is going to be in a pinch. we know what happens when there is a threat of a nomination fight. it doesn't matter. the president is not going to lose the nomination. even a fight, we know from president ford and cartter and president bush senior, pat buchanan running against him, when you have any measurable fight, it is bad for your general election hopes. >> then, there is sarah palin. the republicans have their own challenge. this was the president with our friend, barbara walters, being asked about sarah palin. >> you may have heard that sarah palin told me just last week that she could beat you if she ran. could she? >> you know, i don't speculate on what's going to happen two years from now.